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A small French village of little interest

A small French village of little interest

Jun 22nd, 2010, 12:54 PM
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Coco- yes please.
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Jun 22nd, 2010, 01:14 PM
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All right then Nikki and NS, as soon as I can.
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Jun 22nd, 2010, 01:19 PM
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Thanks for the substantial photo essay of great interest!
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Jun 25th, 2010, 12:28 PM
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First try with Picasa to give you a small idea. Hope it will work.
Just a quick look for now (24 pics) http://tinyurl.com/2g2n45o and more to come.
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Jun 25th, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Lovely, Coco! It is indeed very reminiscent of Batilly. At least your church was open. There is a statue of Jeanne d'Arc in the Batilly church, too!
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Jun 25th, 2010, 12:45 PM
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Merci Kerouac comment dit on lavoir en anglais? wash house?
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Jun 25th, 2010, 12:47 PM
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By the way there is a link which might not work on a picture of the church http://www.bourgogne-panoramiques.fr...esechirey.html
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Jun 25th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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Tthat lavoir looks modern. I have a book on lavoirs and would take a picture everytime I saw one.
Are you and your brother still blond?
another wonderful K thread
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Jun 25th, 2010, 01:10 PM
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Merci Kerouac comment dit on lavoir en anglais? wash house?

I decided to go with the "Google translation" proposal for lavoir but perhaps someone from the British Isles can tell us what term is used there.
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Jun 25th, 2010, 01:15 PM
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Cigale, the lavoir was clearly renovated, but when I was young it was exactly the same format, so they respected that bit.

My brother was always blond, and my hair remained chatain. As the years have gone by, I must admit that there is considerably less hair and quite a bit of white in it.
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Jun 25th, 2010, 01:33 PM
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Thank you for the pictures, Corinne! Was picture #11 of your garden/house? If not, let us see one.
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Jun 25th, 2010, 02:19 PM
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My house is 15 years old only so not a good sample. It is a bit further down the street and I can see the back of the town hall and the steeple of the church. I will try to find pictures taken at different seasons. Now
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Jun 25th, 2010, 08:18 PM
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OK, now I want an ancestral village in France too.

(Thanks for the photos.)
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Jun 25th, 2010, 08:28 PM
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BTW, Coco, does the name on the chair in the church indicate that it is your family pew?
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Jun 26th, 2010, 08:43 AM
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There were a few chairs with a name on them, maybe rich and pious families (that we are not). Today I saw a Ford mustang waiting next to the town hall (#44) and went to one of the lavoirs. It is very hot!
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Jun 26th, 2010, 09:55 AM
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I just knew this would be another wonderful Kerouac offering, and I was right!

Today was a perfect time for me to read this, since we are going tomorrow to the little Episcopal Church in my "ancestral village" just about 20 miles away. Unfortunately, it is not in Frqance, but in south Alabama..

Thank you, Kerouac, for adding so much to this forum.

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Jun 27th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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Kerouac, thanks for the photos. It is obvious you enjoy taking photos and have a real flair and talent for it. The closest town where I grew up had a population of 147 so your village looks like a huge city comparativly. Alas it has pretty much turned into a bedroom community as there are now zero stores open for business anymore. I enjoy your photos and have followed them since I joined this site. Thankyou again, ziggypop
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Jun 27th, 2010, 06:32 PM
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I can feel him blushing when he reads your post
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Jun 28th, 2010, 01:05 AM
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Indeed, some of the praise does seem excessive, because there isn't really much to a report like that, especially with digital cameras. I no longer need to worry about wasting film so I can take more pictures than necessary until I get it right.

However, it was good for me to do the report, because I looked at the village differently. In my mind's eye, it was all run down, but when I looked at it, I saw that it is mostly quite well kept.
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